Film, Video Evans Derrell Hopkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Richmond, Virginia,

Format Film, Video
Contributors Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Hopkins, Evans D.
Mosnier, Joseph
Dates 2011
Location Danville
United States
Language English
Subjects ['Interviews', 'Filmed Interviews', 'Oral Histories']
African American Civil Rights Workers
African American Prisoners
Black Panther Party
Civil Rights Movements
Event Place
Filmed Interviews
Hopkins, Evans D.
Oral Histories
Richmond (Va.)
School Integration
Seale, Bobby
United States
Evans Derrell Hopkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Richmond, Virginia,
Evans Hopkins recalls growing up in Danville, Virginia, and participating in efforts to desegregate public schools and the library. He remembers joining the Black Panther Party in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Oakland, California, and working on Bobby Seale's campaign for Mayor of Oakland. He also discusses his imprisonment for car theft and the high rate of incarceration among African American men.
Contributor Names
Hopkins, Evans D., 1954- interviewee.
Mosnier, Joseph, interviewer.
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Subject Headings
-  Hopkins, Evans D.,--1954---Interviews
-  Seale, Bobby,--1936
-  Black Panther Party
-  African American civil rights workers.--Interviews
-  African American prisoners--Interviews
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  School integration--Virginia--Danville
-  Richmond (Va.)--event place
Filmed Interviews
Oral histories
-  Recorded in Richmond, Virginia, on July 7, 2011.
-  Civil Rights History Project Collection (AFC 2010/039), Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
-  Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Evans Hopkins was born in 1954 in Danville, Virginia, married Ruth Hopkins, and had one son. He attended R.J. Reynolds High School and Winston-Salem State University. He joined the Black Panther Party and worked as a writer. Hopkins is the author of the book, Life After Life: A Story of Rage and Redemption.
-  The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
-  In English.
-  Finding aid
1 transcript (45 pages).
9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (118 min.) : digital, sound, color.
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610
Digital Id
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